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Residents report another close call with sea lion

Efforts to deter sea lions from hauling out on Petersburg’s floatplane dock have been largely successful, according to borough staff. However, at least one aggressive bull continues to search for free meals at the nearby fish cleaning station in south harbor. Matt Lichtenstein recently spoke with a couple of local residents who reported a close call with the large animal late last month. For mobile-friendly, downloadable audio, click here.

Over the summer, Brad Hunter took this photo of a large sea lion on the fish cleaning float in Petersburg’s South Harbor.

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

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Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. more